Halloween squash 'o lanterns

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Photo by Donna Eggen
Porch decorations on 10th NE

The original Jack 'o Lanterns were turnips, but we don't seem to grow them big enough in the Northwest. Or maybe it's because pumpkin pie is more attractive than turnips (what do you do with turnips, anyway?) No matter what, if you leave them on the porch long enough, they start to rot and make great compost.

These squash will last longer because of their painted faces. No risk of slicing fingers, either.


Anonymous,  October 29, 2014 at 10:09 AM  

Once is enough for this pic, dontcha think?

Anonymous,  October 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM  

Actually the beauty of these is they can be displayed as decoration, then cleaned up and cooked and enjoyed as part of the bountiful harvest we are fortunate to enjoy.

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